What the papers say: Wenger admits Arsenal can't afford top players

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The Sun - We won’t spend, we can’t spend
ARSENE WENGER insists he will not solve his side's plight by splashing the cash - because Arsenal simply cannot afford it.

The Daily Mirror - Arsenal set to lose Gallas as Wenger sticks to guns
Arsenal could be about to lose William Gallas after the French centre half was only offered a one-year deal.

The Daily MailWe can finish above misfiring Gunners! Harry Redknapp reckons Tottenham can leapfrog arch-rivals Arsenal
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp heaped more pressure on north London rivals Arsenal by saying that his team can finish third in the Premier League - and that they should be in front of Arsene Wenger's team by now.

ARSENAL’S critics have moved into overdrive about the club’s failure to sign a new striker in January, but manager Arsene Wenger is far more concerned with defence right now – both on and off the pitch.

STEVEN GERRARD reckons a win over wounded Arsenal tonight could spur Liverpool into a top-three finish.

The Times - Arsene Wenger: top players out of reach for Arsenal
Arsène Wenger bowed to mounting pressure from Arsenal fans to explain his lack of transfer activity yesterday by revealing that the club cannot afford big-money signings. 

The IndependentWenger: Arsenal criticism is unfair
Arsene Wenger's latest date with destiny arrives with the fallout still tumbling out from the last. The Arsenal manager went back on the offensive yesterday, delivering a withering riposte to Michael Ballack's suggestion that Arsenal are predictable.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsène Wenger admits that huge wages mean big signings are out of his price bracket
Arsène Wenger has admitted for the first time that Arsenal’s self-sustaining financial model means the club cannot afford to make signings that command both high transfer fees and wages.

The Guardian - Arsène Wenger vows to stand by Arsenal transfer policy
Arsène Wenger has insisted he will not abandon his principles in the wake of traumatic defeats to Manchester United and Chelsea which he admitted were "very painful" to endure, but called for patience and realism as Arsenal confront the prospect of a fifth successive season without silverware.

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